Organization: Government of Ontario

Ontario awards L-3 WESCAM $17.5 million

The Government of Ontario has awarded L-3 WESCAM a grant of $17.5 million for the development of airborne imaging systems for use in the aerospace sector. The R&D funding will allow the Burlington ON-based company to develop intelligence, reconnaissance and surveillance systems and create 375 new jobs over five years in addition to maintaining its…

Ontario invests $7.5 million in biofuels research

The Government of Ontario is providing $7.5 million to two biofuels projects to support the new Bioproducts Initiative at the Univ of Western Ontario (UWO). UWO’s new Institute for Chemicals and Fuels from Alternative Resources will receive $5 million to turn agricultural byproducts into fuel and chemicals such as organic insecticides, pesticides and fertilizers. The…

Skyjack receives $2.5-million Ontario loan

The Government of Ontario is providing a $2.5-million loan to Skyjack Inc as part of a $24.8-million project to establish a Centre of Excellence for developing aerial work platforms. The loan is interest free for up to five years and is made under round two of Ontario’s $500-million Advanced Manufacturing Investment Strategy. Guelph ON-based Skyjack…

Ontario invests $3.9 million for at-risk youth

The Government of Ontario has announced $3.9 million over three years to support projects under its new Youth Science and Technology Outreach Program (YSTOP). The funding covers more than 30 projects and another call for proposals has been issued with a deadline of Oct 10/06. YSTOP targets at-risk youth in rural and remote communities, offering…

Ontario government increases support for CIAR

The Government of Ontario has increased its support for the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research from $1.25 million to $1.5 million annually, and has committed the new funding level for two years. The increase is in recognition of the work CIAR has done in the area of networking provincial researchers with national and international colleagues.…

Ontario doles out funding for indirect research costs

After months of negotiations with the university community, the Government of Ontario has announced the first awards under its $30-million Research Performance Fund, created last year to cover the indirect costs of research funded by the province. Toronto area universities, teaching hospitals, research institutes and colleges received $14.5 million from the Fund, while Ottawa’s two…